The HRW harvest is now complete in South
Dakota, and early reports indicate good yields with very good quality.
The test weight average across all samples is over 62.5 pounds per
bushel and average protein is 12.3% (with a range of 11.3% – 14.3%). South
Dakota has a clean crop with an average of 0.4% dockage.
The HRW harvest is 85% complete in North
Dakota and 21% in Montana. The PNW states of Washington, Oregon and
Idaho are just now starting to harvest in the southern areas.
There was very little change in kernel
data this week with 410 out of the 530 samples in the lab. However,
with the addition of Kansas data to the simple averages (not weighted by
production), the dough functionality data improved this week to reflect
a crop much closer to the five-year average. The overall 2012 HRW
Gulf Tributary average alveograph P value is now 77 mm, compared to the
five-year average of 74 mm; the average L value is 100 mm, compared to
the five-year average of 100 mm; and the W value is very close at 243 (10-4
joules) to the five-year average of 242. Farinograph values also
improved to near the five-year averages with development time now averaging
5.3 minutes, compared to the five-year average 5.4 minutes; and farinograph
stability averaging 10.8 minutes, compared to the five-year average of